WSWD Plans

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: Make a Day of It!

Check out the world’s top dogs.

Photo courtesy of Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

What’s better than dog gawking and cocktail drinking?

WATCH: Man’s Best Friend at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Witness all the very good dogs jump, sit, and stay at one of the WKC events during Westminster Week, February 8–11. The Masters Agility Championship on Tuesday, February 11, is so much fun! (Who doesn’t love watching cute pups speed their way through an obstacle course?) Pier 94, 711 Twelfth Avenue (at West 55th Street and the West Side Highway) and Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza (Eighth Avenue between West 31st and 33rd Streets)

EAT: Inventive Pan-Asian Fare at PiggyBack NYC

This new spot from the geniuses behind Pig & Khao is right by MSG, so it’s super-convenient if you’ve got tickets to the Best in Show event on Tuesday, February 11. But if we’re being honest, we’d travel miles on foot for just one bite of its killer shrimp toast and divine charcoal-smoked, dry-aged rib eye with green chili relish. 140 West 30th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues)

Westminster Dog Show
Photo by Melissa Hom/Courtesy of PiggyBack

SIP: Happy Hour Specials at Juniper Bar

This is one of our favorite spots to meet friends before or after an MSG event for $7 infused-gin cocktails and $6 glasses of wine, 4–7 p.m. each day. And if you prefer tipples that are shaken not stirred, the Perfect Martini—with Hepple gin, Lillet Rouge, and Lillet Blanc—lives up to its name. 27 West 35th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)

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